During the depths of the Great Recession in 2009, U.S. airlines hired just 30 pilots, a record industry low. This year, they are on track to hire nearly 4,000, the most in the past 15 years. In fact, pilot hiring in 2016 “will set a new record,” according to Nevada-based FAPA.aero in its latest study. [Read more…]
SINGAPORE — Setouchi Trading Asia Pacific has named Utility Air, based in Sydney, Australia, as its exclusive KODIAK sales representative for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the South Pacific Islands.
Setouchi Trading has been a KODIAK dealer since July 2014 for the airplane, manufactured by Quest Aircraft in Sandpoint, Idaho.
The Taylorcraft BC-65 pilot instructed the runway repair technicians at the airport in Fallston, Md., to move their equipment so that he could depart from the closed runway that was NOTAM’d. He then took off downwind.
Later, he returned and the technicians were surprised when the airplane “committed” to landing downwind on the closed runway. [Read more…]
Since 1973, seaplane pilots have gathered at Moosehead Lake in Maine for the annual Greenville International Seaplane Fly-In. This year’s fly-in, the 42nd, was held Sept. 10-13.
The International Seaplane Fly-In brings thousands of participants and spectators to the Moosehead Region on the weekend after Labor Day each year. (Next year’s fly-in will be held Sept. 8-11).
The fly-in is hosted by the International Seaplane Fly-In Association, a non-profit organization whose main focus is to provide aviation education (and a whole lot of fun) to participants and spectators alike. The organization provides a scholarship each year to a high school student who plans to pursue a career in aviation.
LAS VEGAS — In its 24th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace forecasts up to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth $270 billion from 2015 to 2025 — a 3% to 5% drop over what was predicted in last year’s forecast.
As a slow growth economic environment takes hold across many global markets, the business aviation industry is not immune to its impact, Honeywell officials noted. [Read more…]
ONTARIO, Calif. — Yuneec International is collaboratimg with Ocean Alliance. Ocean Alliance will use Yuneec’s Typhoon and Tornado drones to collect data from whales in a non-invasive way, making the collaboration an important breakthrough in whale research, according to Yuneec officials. [Read more…]
LINCOLN, Neb. — In 1956, Duncan Aviation founder Donald Duncan bought into a Beechcraft distributorship in Omaha, Nebraska. As a pilot and businessman, Duncan had many relationships with aviators who used their aircraft for business purposes. He saw the natural alignment of business and quick travel and positioned his company to help others successfully meet their goals. [Read more…]